REU 2010

REU Projects & Presentations 2010

Jessica Faust: "Redesign of the Electron Beam Evaporation System,"

Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Middlesex Community College, Advisor: Professor Rich DeVito, (Northeastern University)

Samantha Cataldo* and Delaney Harrigan**: "Injection Molded Tissue Scaffolds," *Sophomore, Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell and **Sophomore, Physical Sciences, Middlesex Community College, Advisors: Drs. Carol Barry and Susan Braunhut, Graduate Student Mentor: Jeffrey Rawson (UMass Lowell)

Kara Der: "The Effects of PEG on PNIPAm Microgels," Entering Senior, University of Connecticut, Advisor: Dr. Bridgette Budhlall, Graduate Student Mentor: Tatiya Trongsatitkul (UMass Lowell)

Michael Radford: "Continuous Roll to Roll Transfer of Carbon Nanotubes,"

Entering Junior, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Advisers: Drs. Carol Barry and Joey Mead, Graduate student mentor: Arun Kumar (UMass Lowell)

Maor Baruch: "The Use of Nanoparticles for the Detection of Organic Vapors,"

Entering Senior, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Advisor: Dr. James Whitten, Graduate Student Mentor: Jisun Im (UMass Lowell)

Angela Mongelluzzo: "Green Design of a Nano Biosensor," Entering Junior, Mechanical Engineering & Finance Minor, Lafayette College Advisors: Drs. Jackie Isaacs and Christopher Bosso, (Northeastern University)

Zachary Roberts: "Impact Assessment Lithium Ion Nanobattery,"

Entering Junior, AB Engineering and Economics, Lafayette College, Faculty Advisors: Jacqueline Isaacs and Christopher Bosso, (Northeastern University)

Sany Kong: "Biodegradable Polymeric Functional Nanocapsules for Drug Delivery,"

Entering Senior, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Advisor: Dr. Bridgette Budhlall, Graduate student mentor: Amit Garle (UMass Lowell)

Isidro Estevez: "Assembly of CNTs for Roll-to-Roll Processing," Entering Sophomore, Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Advisors: Drs. Carol Barry and Joey Mead, Graduate Student Mentor: Arun Kumar, (UMass Lowell)

Peter Trearchis: "Nanostructuring Metal Surface for the Photo-Catalytic Generation of Hydrogen from Ethanol," Entering Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Advisors: Dr. Mengyan Shen and Haizhou Ren (UMass Lowell)

Vanessa Porte: "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a Chemical Sensor" Transferring Senior, Material Science & Nanotechnologies Engineering, INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) de Rennes, France, Advisors: Jacqueline Isaacs and Christopher Bosso (Northeastern University)

Walliot Feliciano: "Transfer of Microscale Patterned Polyaniline to Polymer Substrates," Entering Senior, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Advisors: Drs. Joey Mead and Carol Barry, Graduate Student Mentor: Jia Shen, (UMass Lowell)

Felix Hernandez: "Fabrication of Al-Ni Nanoheater Particles and Porous Metal Nanoparticles," Senior Student, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Advisors:  Dr. Zhiyong Gu, Dr. Julie Chen, (UMass Lowell)

Manuel E. Echevarría-Vega: "Filtration Efficiency of Aerosol and Environmental Filters For Nanoparticles," Entering Junior, Industrial Engineering Program, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez , Advisors: Drs. Candace Tsai and Michael Ellenbecker, (UMass Lowell)

Omar J. Zayas: "Effects of Multiplying Elements on the Orientation of Nanoclays in Polymer Nanocomposites," Entering Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Advisors: Joey Mead and Carol Barry, Graduate Student Mentor: Eyal Cohen (UMass Lowell)